Capsaicin cream.For most types of pain relief, your doctor may suggest you try capsaicin cream, lotion, ointment, gel, stick, film, or ointment. You usually don't need a prescription. To treat headaches, you'll dab a bit inside your nostrils. Otherwise you'll rub it thoroughly onto your skin in the area where you hurt, several times a day. Wash your hands before and after you use it, and keep it away from your eyes and mouth.
Capsaicin patches. They have higher levels of capsaicin than creams. Your doctor may suggest it for postherpetic neuralgia or other long-term conditions like diabetic neuropathy. You can only get the capsaicin patch at a doctor's office. She'll numb the area before applying it. Expect the process to take around 2 hours. The capsaicin patch may help relieve pain for up to 3 months. Avoid touching the patch while it's on your skin. Side Effects of Capsaicin, Both creams and patches can irritate your skin and cause problems like:
CBD topical cream offers a unique cannabidiol delivery system that allows users to administer the active CBD compound directly to the site of discomfort for the most acute, fastest-acting effects possible.
MAJOR ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
Chondroitin – a key component occurring naturally in connective tissue that helps the body maintain fluid and flexibility in the joints. It has been widely studied over the last 20 years, and researchers have found that it may reduce pain and enhance mobility by reducing inflammation and increasing the quality and volume of new cartilage.
Methyl Salicylate (a.k.a. Oil of Wintergreen) – an organic ester naturally produced in many plants, but particularly in wintergreen. It is well known as a flavoring in chewing gum and mints, a fragrance for various products, and an antiseptic in mouthwash, but it’s most commonly known for its ability to provide significant relief from pain when applied topically. When applied, it causes the capillaries to dilate and increase circulation to the affected area, and once absorbed by the body, it’s metabolized into salicylic acid, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to ease aches and pains.
Gum Spirits of Turpentine – a natural resin obtained from pine trees that has been used medicinally and as a topical remedy applied to the skin to treat sore muscles and joints since ancient times. It’s primary use is as a counter-irritant that provides temporary relief of aches and pains associated with back aches, arthritis, and strains and sprains of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue. Camphor – a waxy material derived primarily from the wood of the camphor laurel tree through steam distillation and purification. Camphor is readily absorbed through the skin and stimulates nerve endings to produce either a cooling or warming sensation and acting as a local anesthetic and antimicrobial. It has been used since ancient times to treat strains, swelling and inflammation and provide pain relief.
Menthol – a natural, organic compound found in the essential oils of mints such as peppermint and spearmint that is commonly used to add flavor and aroma to chewing gum, toothpaste and mouthwash. The combined cold and hot sensation of menthol used topically provides relief to sore muscles and joints by stimulating temperature receptors in the skin that are associated with an analgesic (pain relieving) effect and causing a pleasant sensation that counteracts pain. Studies indicate that menthol based topical analgesics are up to 63% more effective than ice at reducing pain in both immediate and delayed onset muscle soreness due to strenuous activity.
oconut Oil – exhibits essential properties for directly fighting pain as well as protecting the skin. Coconut oil is scientifically documented to reduce pain and inflammation while lubricating muscles and joints and increasing blood supply to the affected areas. In doing so it has the effect of reducing localized pain and swelling while alleviating pain associated with muscle, tendon, joint and soft tissue soreness. Hemp Extract – Our cannabinoid rich full spectrum, total plant complex hemp extract is infused into the cream and includes a full profile of cannabinoids, terpenes, plant sterols and phytonutrients from the cannabis plant. This cannabis infusion is scientifically documented to have both analgesic (pain relieving) and anti-inflammatory properties, making it the perfect complement to enhance the effectiveness.
CBD Oil vs. CBD Cream: What's the Difference?
CBD topical creams offer a completely different mode of delivery. When you use a topical CBD product, you are applying the active component directly to the source of inflammation or discomfort, thereby administering the cannabidiol in the quickest, most efficient way possible. You might be wondering, then; “why don’t we just use CBD topical creams for everything?” Well, the main reason for this is that the cannabidiol compound simply cannot access the entire body through topical application. In other words, the effects of CBD are limited when applied to the skin as opposed to actually consuming it orally. Many people take CBD oil for joint pain or even muscle soreness, but most would suggest that they are not as soothing or fast-acting as applying a topical CBD cream directly to the site of pain or soreness. Using a topical CBD cream for muscle soreness is also effective due to the simple mechanical effects of massaging. When you massage sore muscles, what you’re actually doing is stimulating the fibers in the contractile tissue to engage in capillary action; in other words, the fibers are actively exchanging expended blood and replenishing themselves with a new, freshly-oxygenated supply from arterioles.